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And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Matthew 1:21-23.

And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Luke 1:50

Our God is the promise keeping God! Not one of His mighty Words has failed. And the Promise of promises is our Lord Jesus Christ! Only because of His coming to be God With Us (Emmanuel), we now have a Savior (JESUS) to save us from our sins. Here we are 2000+ years later, still receiving His mercy, forgiveness, and salvation. We rejoice because of His coming to save us and we pray that many more will see His Mercy from generation to generation.

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Danny Martinez

Danny Martinez (right) graduated last year, but his story started long before. Juan Martinez and Gaby came to school here and are both Chinantecos from the Vega del Sol area of the state of Oaxaca. God called them to full time ministry so they came and studied at MITC back in the 80’s. They graduated and then got married and served together in the mountains of Oaxaca as missionaries for MITC for several years. There the Lord gave them a daughter and a son. Little did they imagine that Danny, years later, would also be called by the Lord to serve in the Gospel ministry. Danny is now serving in Costa Rica, working as a missionary at a church and as a Bible teacher in a Bible Institute. So we see God’s mercy from generation to generation and His blessing going out to all the nations to save His people from their sins! Praise Emmanuel! The Lord is allowing us to see several second generation students rise up to come and prepare for the Lord’s service, following in the footsteps of their parents. It is a great joy to see God use this place to bring these young people together and start families and continue to receive and share the mercy of the Lord.

December Bible Conference

We had a good opportunity to “catch up” with many of our alumni and hear their testimonies of how the Lord is using them in the ministry during our December Bible Conference and Alumni Reunion. Fifty-two graduates came, many with their families, to stay for the week long teachings given by Pastors Mark Webb (Olive Branch, Mississippi) and Jim Gables (Trussville, Alabama)(left). Sixteen sessions, eight messages on First John and eight on the life of Elijah, were the themes God used in a powerful way to instruct and challenge all of us in our service to the Lord. Of course, all our present students and faculty and staff were present for the meetings, as well as many pastors and leaders from the area and also from the state of Oaxaca. This year, Pastor Jim Gables announced that this would be his last year to come for this special time of teaching after eighteen blessed and very fruitful years of ministry among us here at MITC in Mexico. We are very grateful to the Lord for brother Jim and his efforts in teaching many generations of our students. In this too, we see the “mercy of the Lord from generation to generation”. We pray the Lord will guide and bless our dear brother in the more local areas of his ministry now that international travel is becoming very difficult for him to continue.

Dr. Tom Robinson

Dr. Tom Robinson (Alexandria, Louisiana) continues to faithfully serve the Lord here in Mexico, leading the eye surgery team that is a tremendous blessing for so many people. Dr. Robinson was called by the Lord in 1977 to come to Mexico and serve the Lord helping people with their physical blindness. Literally hundreds of trips later and thousands of patients seen and treated, God continues to use our dear brother and his wife Daphne(right), and all those who come with him to serve. Once again, we see this special mercy and faithfulness of the Lord among us.

Medical Ministry

This year Drs. Brad Black (Baton Rouge, LA) and Pam Williams (both pediatric eye surgeons)(left), operated with brother Tom to help many people with their eye diseases. Cataract, Strabismus, surgeries were performed on over ninety patients. As the patients waited with their families, our students prepared and served food, preached, sang, and shared the Gospel, one on one. The children received  Bible lessons and Vacation Bible School type activities while they waited to be seen by the doctors. During this time, the mercy of the Lord was shared in Word and deed and we are grateful to be a part of this special ministry for the glory of the Lord Jesus.

United Youth Choir

Please be in prayer as the United Youth Choir ministers during the month of December, singing about the first coming of our Lord Jesus. There are several public concerts scheduled and there will also be preaching of the Gospel when the Choir sings. This past month, we had the first of these concerts with the Choir as Brother Tom Harrison came from Shreveport, Louisiana and preached the Word of God in the cities of Fortin, La Cumbre and El Pochote. Still, many others need to hear of the Mercy of the Promise Keeping God in His son, Christ Jesus.

We are very thankful for your love, support and prayers throughout this year, as we have seen God’s mercy through each of you. May the Lord Bless and keep you for His glory.

Dan & Chuy Hall

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November Newsletter


November 2010 newsletter


Happy Thanksgiving!

And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and began to teach them many things.
Mark 6:34.

Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
Mark 5:19

The compassion of our Lord is the high standard and model we must follow in all we do in this world. We must remember we are on a mission with HIM as co-laborers with Christ. We need to have compassion in our teaching, in our giving and in our relationships each day. May the Lord renew in us His love and compassion even now.

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Fall Bible Conference

We are thankful for the time with brother and friend, Pastor Mark Engelthaler (Garland, TX), as he came and taught our Fall Bible Conference for village leaders. He spoke on the topic, “The Pursuit of a Heart for God”, a study on the life of David, who was declared to be “a man after God’s own heart”. We had around forty leaders from the Chinanteco, Mixe, and Cuicateco regions of the mountain churches. In addition to the conferences, there were also classes for these brethren with our staff in the subjects of pastoral practice, guitar, song leading and sermon preparation. The brethren traveled long distances to make it for the four day meeting. Our prayer is that God would continue to establish and use these leaders in the mountains for many years to come.

Pastoral Conference

Eric and Vicky are both graduates of the Bible School and have been working for the last several years in Mexico City, where Eric pastors a Baptist church in the northeast side of the metropolis. Eric brought the pastors from his association for a two day visit and pastoral conference. Teaching this conference was Danny Hernandez(left), former MITC staff member and alumni. The theme for this was “Only Scripture”, emphasizing the Bible as the only rule of faith and practice for the Christian. We are glad to see Eric’s growth and leadership that the Lord is giving him among the churches.

As for Danny Hernandez, he has been on “loan” to us from Broadmoor  Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA, where he is the head of the Hispanic ministry. Danny is presently waiting on his paperwork to be approved so he can return with his family to the mission in the U.S. In the meantime, he is living here at the mission in Cordoba and helping with many special teaching projects, visiting groups and working here on the compound.


Also this month, Marco and Gina Barroso and Chuy and I, had the blessing of visiting the brethren in Usila(below), a town in the mountains of the state of Oaxaca, among the Chinantecos. The purpose of the trip was a weekend Bible conference for the leaders of the churches in that region. Preaching with a translator into the Chinanteco dialect and hearing choruses sung in their native tongue reminded us of the grace of God upon all nations, tribes, and tongues. We taught from Peter’s first epistle.

Also during the weekend, there was a special meeting with the leaders of the area who expressed the desire to go to other villages in that mountain range where there are yet no churches. Teresa, one of our alumni from the village of Alianza attended the meetings and shared how she has started to visit a place that is a four hour hike from her own village in the mountains to share the Gospel. That is sharing with compassion. Please keep her in your prayers.

Thankful for Blessings

As we have shared in recent letters, the Lord has provided many opportunities here in our state of Veracruz, to help with those that lost homes and possessions due to flooding in the past months. God has moved hearts to seek to alleviate this situation and we have been able to send food, clothing, medicines, etc. to these areas. Our primary purpose is to share the love and compassion of the Lord with those in need, but the ultimate purpose is that God would use this to bring people to faith and salvation in Jesus Christ. MITC Teacher and Pastor Moises Torres(right) and members of Belen Church, have been the ones to take the supplies to areas close to Moi’s hometown. The Lord has blessed the distribution of these items and touched many hearts with His love and compassion. In the small town of Playa Maria where everything was lost in the flooding, a family has asked that services to the Lord Jesus be held in their home. Praise the Lord for His saving compassion for us!

We are grateful for all the Lord is doing and how He uses each one in a special way to share His love. Thank you for your prayers, love and support, that make this possible. May His compassion be greatly manifested in our lives for His glory.

Dan & Chuy Hall

Message from the Director

On behalf of former MITC Executive Director Bill Magee, the MITC Board of Directors and Dan and Chuy Hall, I want to wish each of you a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. As you gather with family and friends, remember to keep the students & staff of the school in your prayers. God has richly blessed us again this year through the prayers and donations of this marvelous family of believers. Also, include the entire country of Mexico and the groups traveling there from the U.S.A. in your prayers. To God be the glory.... Great things He has done .... and will continue to do tomorrow .... And forever.
Yours in Christ Jesus,
David J. Bryant, Executive Director

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October Newsletter

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MITC October 2010 Newsletter

Dear James,

2 TImothy 2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me amoung many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepare unto every good work.

2010-2011 School Year

  MITC October students

The 2010-2011 school year is well under way and we are thankful to the Lord for the students He has brought to us for training. Each of them has come professing a desire to serve God and to prepare for this by learning the Scriptures in a broader and deeper way. We have fourty-eight registered as full-time students. In the Saturday Seminary, there are forty-four adult students, aged twenty-five or older, giving us a total of ninety-two students. For these we are very grateful, but the need in the Lord's work is very great, so we continue to pray for workers for the harvest.

This year, we have twelve students in their year of practice from the "full-time" program. During this forth and final year, they serve in a church or ministry assigned by the school. There, they depend upon the local church for their sustenance for daily needs. The young men sometimes are interim pastors, co-pastors or missionaries. The young ladies lead Bible classes for women and children, do visitation in the homes, and evangelism and Vacation Bible School type activities. The challenges they meet are often very big, depending on the circumstances of each work and their responsibilities. But these young people are armed with the Word of God and we pray that the Lord will empower them to His glory.

This is the list of the year of practice students who have gone out this year. Please join with us as we pray for them daily: Magdalena in Acayucan, Eunice in Jalapa, Veronic Castro in Puebla, Marisol in El Pochote, Leslie in Queretaro, Gabriela in Potrero, Martha in La Fuente, Veronica Velasco in Tehuantepec, Esdras in a Hispanic work in Shreveport, LA, Mauro in El Cacique, Josue in Sta. Maria Papalo and Juvenaido in Teponapa. We are praying that they will be faithful and be good teachers to others.

(Photo: Year of Practice Students)

Eber Flores

  MITC Oct Eben Flores

Eber Flores (Franklin, OH) has been a group leader for several years. His construction teams have helped in construction projects on campus and in churches all over this region. This past month, he led a group of nineteen missionaries from the states of Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Nebraska and Texas. It is amazing to see how God unites these brethren as one family in the Lord, and then unites them again to our mission family when they arrive. Truly, the bond in the love of Christ is an amazing thing. Much was accomplished during their visit, as they helped with work at the La Cumbre church building and here on campus, working on the new classroom construction (about 60% is done now). The ladies helped by sewing quilts and curtains and painting. One of the brethren helped with the husbandry of our lime orchard. It was a good time of fellowship and encouragement. A special meeting was held during their visit with Gary Richardson, Eber Flores, Dick Patterson, and our twelve year in practice students. It was a time of commissioning and prayer as they receied their instructions, as well as locations of service. It is always a time of excitement as we look to see what the Lord will do in their lives and ministries during this special year.

(Photo: Eber Flores Multistate Group)

Dental Clinics

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The fall dental teams were a great blessing again this year, as Dr. Hilton's team came and set up clinic in the churches of Tezonapa and La Cumbre, for a week at each place. Working with pastors Carlos and Mateo respectively. The teams helped enhance the testimony given by the church in each community. The second dental team to visit us was from Woodcreek Church, led by pastor Mark Engelthaler. These brethren went to three new locations, setting up clinics and treating about fifty patients each day. Through their efforts, the love of God was shared with the people in a very powerful way. We are thankful to the Lord for these brethren who share their lives and skills with us, and partner with MITC to proclaim the Gospel message.

(Photo: Woodcreek Dental Team)

In Loving Memory

  MITC Oct - Brother Bill

When we think of someone who has been in the grace of Jesus Christ and who committed what he learned from Christ to many others, our minds here at MITC immediately think of Pastor Bill Stowell (Shreveport, LA). Brother Bill was our mission's pastor for more than forty years and was truly a pastor's pastor. His commitment to prayer, to the Scriptures and to the love of the Lord Jesus and God's children was a great example to all of us here at MITC. For many years, he was our graduation and conference speaker. To me personally, he was a dear friend, pastor, prayer mentor and was like a loving father during many years and situations in the ministry. In God's providence, Brother Bill was taken to his eternal home on September 24, 2010. We are challenged by his life-long testimony to live and serve with greater love and dependence upon the Lord Jesus and upon His Word. May we too commit to many, many others what we have learned of the grace of God in Jesus Christ from Brother Bill. To God be the Glory for this dearly beloved in the Lord. Our prayers are with the Stowell family and with Emmanuel Baptist Church, his place of ministry for over fifty years.

(Photo: Pastor Bill Stowell)

In Conclusion

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Thank you for your love, prayers, support.

May the Lord use us for all His honor and glory,
Dan & Chuy Hall

(Photo: Dr. Hilton & patient at La Cumbre)

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September 2010 Newsletter

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  MITC September 2010 Newsletter
  Dear James,

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:15-18

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

Looking to the things which are not seen is the key for all those in Christ and who are going through afflictions. The renewal of the inward man speaks to us that all this life is preparatory for the eternity of glory in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank You, Freddy
  MITC - Freddy

Our hearts have been deeply touched by the life and death of brother "Freddy" Alfredo Pacheco. He came to the school as a hired brick mason in 1994 to help on one of the many construction projects that the Lord has given us here on the MITC campus. As he worked with the concrete, our students helping him shared with him about the "Rock" of our salvation. Through this testimony, God in His grace and mercy brought Freddy to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Soon after this, Bible studies began in his home, and his wife Irma, seeing the transformation in Freddy's life, also came to believe the Gospel.

In God's generous providence to MITC, we were able to keep Freddy working on ongoing projects from 1994 until 2010. His handiwork is seen all over campus in many buildings, such as the Chapel, the Villas, The Kitchen, The Tower, etc. He was also the master builder in the church building projects at Ebenezer, La Cumbre, Loma Bonita, Cuidad Mendoza, and lately at El Pochote, where he and his wife served and attended. Freddy was specially loved by many brethren from the visiting groups who came and worked with him side by side and took great joy in serving on Freddy's "crew". Freddy went on to be with the Lord after fatal complications with diabetes, with which he struggled for many years. We are very thankful for the blessings of knowing Freddy, for his friendship, and for his faithful work here at MITC. Please keep Irma, his wife, and their sons and daughters in your prayers at this time.

(Photo: "Freddy" Alfredo Pacheco)

Faith through the Storm

As you may have heard in the news, the state of Veracruz has been severely battered by storms and lastly by Category 3 Hurricane Karl. The calculations are that 65% of the territory has been flooded in the last three weeks. There has never been a situation like this in the history of the state. We are spearheading an effort to help with those who have lost all their belongings and whose homes are destroyed. Many churches in our immediate area that have ties to MITC are gathering supplies, water, cloths and medicines to help. We have several of our alumni who are pastors in the towns under water. We hope to work with them to share food and basic supplies to those in need. Our prayer is that through the help we can give, the Lord will bring hope and love, and that others will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as savior in the midst of this most difficult time. Please pray that the Lord would bless these efforts and would multiply the supplies and bless their distribution for His glory.
Summer Youth Camp
  MITC - Danny Guiltner

During the past month, the Lord allowed us the blessing of having our Summer Youth Camp. As each year, once again the Lord blessed in a tremendous way, using the preaching of the Word of God by Brother Bill Britt. We had a "full house" in attendance. Many were impacted by the Gospel for salvation, and we were glad to see several campers enroll in the Bible School as God called them to prepare for the ministry. This camp is directed by our alumni and staff member, Jimmy Vazquez, who, working with our third year students, put together an exciting five day stay for the youth that came from all over southern Mexico.

Also, each year we are blessed during the camp by the presence of the youth group from the Baptist Church of Summerville Florida, led by Pastor Danny Guiltner. These brethren are a tremendous help during the camp as they work long hours in the kitchen helping our cooks with preparation, serving and clean up. Their spirit of service is a special testimony to the youth at the camp of the Love of Christ.
(Photo: Danny Guiltner)

  MITC - Lamar Group

We thank the Lord for all the help received by our summer groups. The last one of these was led by Lamar Nelson and comprised of brethren from several churches in the Shreveport, Louisiana area. This team helped us get things back to normal after the youth camp and get ready for the start of the school year - painting dorms, putting together beds, etc. Off campus, they helped with the VBS at El Pochote working with Ana and Pastor Fernando.
(Photo: Lamar Nelson and the Shreveport Crew)
In Conlusion
  MITC - United Youth Choir
In August, God allowed us to visit the United States with the United Youth Choir on a one week tour to Shreveport, Louisiana. The primary purpose of the visit was to share the Gospel in song and message with the Hispanic community in this area. We were able to go and return with the group of fifty-four brethren with His blessing. There were concerts in several public venues as well as in Hispanic and non-Hispanic churches. In each place, Christ was exalted and a strong testimony was given of His Love. The youth in the group were greatly encouraged by this opportunity to sing of the Lord's grace in the United States. Special thanks to Broadmoor Baptist Church for their part in making this trip possible.
(Photo: United Youth Choir)

As always, we thank you for your interest in God's work among us here In Mexico. Thank you for your attention to this letter. Thank you for your prayers, love and for your support. May the Lord continue working in us and through us unto those things that are eternal and for His Glory.

Yours in His Love,
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